Category Archives: Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday: Citrus (leathery old lemon)

Watercolor on Arches paper, 10×8″. To enlarge, click image, select All Sizes I hadn’t planned on doing Illustration Friday today but when I saw that the topic was Citrus I remembered the giant old lemon from a co-worker’s tree that’s … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Polar (Bipolar)

Digital illustration in Corel Painter started from scanned sketchy ideas drawn on the back of a receipt sitting on the kitchen table. This week’s Illustration Friday challenge is “Polar.” I first thought of polar bears of course, but I did … Continue reading

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Busby “Buzz” Berkeley – Illustration Friday

Pencil sketch/study for monotype. Aquabee 6×9 sketchbook. (To enlarge, click image, select All Sizes) I’d been planning to work on sketching my cat Busby, also known as Buzz, to prepare for doing a monoprint of him today so it was … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Invention

Drawn and painted using Painter digital tools. To enlarge, click image, select “All Sizes” This week’s Illustration Friday cue is “Invention.” I visited the nearby Point Isabelle dog park to sketch today and noticed that everybody had these ball-flinging and … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Clear

Drawn in pencil, scanned, inked & colored in Painter digitally (To enlarge, click image, select “All Sizes”) After a few weeks of being too busy to participate in Illustration Friday, I’m excited that I was able to play again. The … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: GHOST (True story)

Drawn and painted digitally in Painter. To enlarge, click on image and open “Ghost (Large version)” on Flickr. When I was a kid my mom made a ghost costume for me out of an old sheet, cutting holes for eyes … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Smitten

Ink and watercolor in Raffine sketchbook (Click image, select “All Sizes” to enlarge) This week’s Illustration Friday word is “Smitten.” My original idea was to draw my Los Angeles sister’s rescued dove and parakeet that have formed a loving pair … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Trouble

Digital art done in Painter Click image to enlarge and select “All Sizes” I immediately thought of my cat Fiona when I saw this week’s Illustration Friday cue: “Trouble.” She’s always getting into trouble: chewing on electric cords, wrestling with … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Quiet

Drawn and painted using Painter & Wacom tablet (click image and select “all sizes” to enlarge) I had a few ideas for this week’s Illustration Friday challenge and this one seemed the more upbeat–the other two involved coffins and dead … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Phobia (Acrophobia)

UPDATE: This illustration was sold to and published in Cedar Wings, the inflight magazine of Middle East Airlines, AirLiban, Issue #99. This week’s prompt for Illustration Friday is the word “Phobia.” I have a pretty bad fear of heights, though … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Change (Diaper)

Here’s my second Illustration Friday idea for the topic Change. This was fun to draw in Painter but I used my laptop so I could sit at my drawing table instead of standing at my desktop computer. But the desktop … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Change (Climate)

This is the first of a few ideas I want to play with for this week’s Illustration Friday topic: CHANGE. I’m trying to learn how to use Painter IX and each time I do I find another level I know … Continue reading

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